As NOMCAARD commits to develop knowledge and provide innovative technologies through collaboration and networking, Consortium Member Institutions (CMI) gathered once again for the 31st Regional Symposium on Research and Development Highlights (RSRDH), held at the Nursing AV Hall and NPRDC Hall, on November 12.
The symposium aims to evaluate researches conducted by the different member agencies; to promote interaction between and among researchers, extension workers, the local government units and other clienteles; to provide a venue for the discussion of the state of the art research and development activities in the region; to foster regional collaboration and information among member agencies; to establish future direction in research and development in Agriculture, Aquatic, Fisheries Natural Resources and Environment (AAFNRE).
More than a hundred faculty, staff, and student’ researchers attended this year’s activity with the theme: “RDE Convergence: Responding to the Challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).” A total of 32 research entries comprising of posters, thesis dissertations, and papers of Research and Development categories were presented during the simultaneous presentations.
For Research Category the evaluators were: Dr. Rec E. Eguia, Dean of Advanced Studies, University of Southeastern Philippines, Davao City; Mr. Rolando S. Corpuz, Senior Science Research Specialist, Crops Research Division, PCAARRD, Los Baños, Laguna; and Dr. Irene Floro, Director Oro Chamber of Commerce, Cagayan de Oro City.
Meanwhile, for Development Category the evaluators were: Dr. Charlita A. Escaño, Director, FMS, Mindanao Development Authority, Davao City; Dr. Nenita I. Prado, Vice President for Research, Publication and Extension, Liceo de Cagayan University; and Mr. Nestor A. Lisondra, Chief Economic Development Specialist, NEDA 10, Cagayan de Oro City.
Researchers from CMU in both research and development categories emerged as the top winners during the 31st RSRDH. The results are as follows:
1st place – Hog Cholera Surveillance in Mindanao, Dr. Alan P. Dargantes et al., Central Mindanao University
2nd Place—Identifying Suitable Sites for Small Scale Irrigation Projects (SSIPs) in Northern Mindanao (Region 10) through GIS- Based Water Resources Assessment, Dr. Angela Grace Toledo-Bruno et al., Central Mindanao University
3rd Place— Biodiversity Assessment in the Buffer Zones of Mt. Hamiguitan Range, Wildlife Sanctuary, Davao Oriental, Dr. Victor B. Amoroso et al., Central Mindanao University
1st Place— Field Verification of Natural Fungicide from Tasmania piperata (Hook. F) Miers against Alternaria brassicae of Lettuce and Phytophtora infestans of Tomato, Dr. Victor B. Amoroso et al., Central Mindanao University
2nd Place— Impact Assessment of the Barangay Animal Health Worker Development Project (BAHWDP) at Panadtalan, Maramag, Bukidnon, Dr. Hazel Marie R. Boloron et al., Central Mindanao University
3rd Place—Rabies Prevention and Control in Maramag, Bukidnon, Dr. Jose Obedencio Jr. et al., Central Mindanao University
Thesis Dissertation Category:
Best Thesis/Dissertation— Early Response of Late-Successional Species to Nurse Shrub Manipulations in Degraded High Country, New Zealand, Author: Adrian M. Tulod, Central Mindanao University
Best Poster— Fertigroe Nanofertilizers Enhanced Yield of Robusta Coffee, Author: Apolinario B. Gonzaga, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines-Claveria
This year’s research paper winners will be submitted as entries to the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) National Symposium in 2020. (Iyren Dalipe-Neri)